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Archaeologists rediscover the lost home of the last Neanderthals
Natural Environment Research Council ^ | October 17, 2013 | unattributed

Posted on 10/19/2013 6:33:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

A record of Neanderthal archaeology, thought to be long lost, has been re-discovered by NERC-funded scientists working in the Channel island of Jersey... a key archaeological site has preserved geological deposits which were thought to have been lost through excavation 100 years ago.

The discovery was made when the team undertook fieldwork to stabilise and investigate a portion of the La Cotte de St Brelade cave, on Jersey's south eastern coastline.

A large portion of the site contains sediments dating to the last Ice Age, preserving 250,000 years of climate change and archaeological evidence.

The site, which has produced more Neanderthal stone tools than the rest of the British Isles put together, contains the only known late Neanderthal remains from North West Europe. These offer archaeologists one of the most important records of Neanderthal behaviour available...

The team dated sediments at the site using a technique called Optically Stimulated Luminesce, which measures the last time sand grains were exposed to sunlight. This was carried out at the Luminescence Dating Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art at Oxford University.

The results showed that part of the sequence of sediments dates between 100,000 and 47,000 years old, indicating that Neanderthal teeth which were discovered at the site in 1910 were younger than previously thought, and probably belonged to one of the last Neanderthals to live in the region...

The findings bring the large collections of stone tools, animal bone and the Neanderthal remains from the area under renewed study.

(Excerpt) Read more at nerc.ac.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; jersey; lacottedestbrelade; neandertal; neandertals; neanderthal; neanderthals; unitedkingdom
The Neandertal Enigma
by James Shreeve

in local libraries
"Frayer's own reading of the record reveals a number of overlooked traits that clearly and specifically link the Neandertals to the Cro-Magnons. One such trait is the shape of the opening of the nerve canal in the lower jaw, a spot where dentists often give a pain-blocking injection. In many Neandertal, the upper portion of the opening is covered by a broad bony ridge, a curious feature also carried by a significant number of Cro-Magnons. But none of the alleged 'ancestors of us all' fossils from Africa have it, and it is extremely rare in modern people outside Europe." [pp 126-127]

1 posted on 10/19/2013 6:33:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 10/19/2013 6:34:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Well thank goodness they preserved the climate change evidence!!


3 posted on 10/19/2013 6:36:32 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: SunkenCiv
Neanderthal teeth

Which you still see in many residents of Britain.

4 posted on 10/19/2013 6:43:30 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: MUDDOG

Darn! I was just taking a sip of hot chocolate...lol


5 posted on 10/19/2013 6:44:48 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Who dat?


6 posted on 10/19/2013 6:48:02 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: SunkenCiv
A Neanderthal hand axe dated at 70,000 years old from my personal collection

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7 posted on 10/19/2013 6:48:31 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: MUDDOG

Bwahahahaha!!!!

Now if they can just show us the monkey men. :-)


8 posted on 10/19/2013 6:49:36 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Slyfox

If the law is changed he could be President.


9 posted on 10/19/2013 6:51:34 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: Slyfox

“Who dat?”

I’ve worked with that guy for the last 11 years on the factory floor. His name is Cleatus and he’s one of them wiry bikers with all sorts of tattoos.


10 posted on 10/19/2013 6:54:58 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: fella

That is a pretty good-looking neanderthal.
If I wasn't married I just might ask that neanderthal out for a date.

11 posted on 10/19/2013 6:58:15 PM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: SunkenCiv

All those tools found on the Jersey shore. I wonder if any were found around Long Branch or Point Pleasant?


12 posted on 10/19/2013 7:06:42 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: count-your-change

Are you sure he is not all ready?


13 posted on 10/19/2013 7:07:41 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: SunkenCiv

They found this in Jersey? The picture does kind of look like Spookie or whatever her name is.


14 posted on 10/19/2013 7:09:26 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SunkenCiv

Could be some of my people, from the Channel Islands; Jersey in fact.


15 posted on 10/19/2013 7:11:29 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker

http://gardenhistorygirl.blogspot.com/2012/01/cabbage-that-is-king-brassica-oleracae.html


16 posted on 10/19/2013 7:17:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Nice!


17 posted on 10/19/2013 7:18:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks. I love artifacts like that.


18 posted on 10/19/2013 7:29:29 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: SunkenCiv

I wonder where they’ll find the last American. Colorado Springs? Pigeon Forge, Tennessee? Alaska?


19 posted on 10/19/2013 8:55:33 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: Inyo-Mono

Where did you get that axe? I mean where was it found?


20 posted on 10/20/2013 7:54:54 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: greeneyes; Diana in Wisconsin; Red_Devil 232

http://gardenhistorygirl.blogspot.com/2012/01/cabbage-that-is-king-brassica-oleracae.html

See above link for a fascinating bit of garden/legal/business history!


21 posted on 10/20/2013 8:01:46 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SunkenCiv

22 posted on 10/20/2013 8:08:56 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Home of the last Neanderthals? About 20 years ago I had a family of them living next door. Seriously, you find a site and determine this was the last of them? Archeologists can find a pinkie bone and weave a complete story of the individual’s life.


23 posted on 10/20/2013 8:15:28 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: SunkenCiv

1600 Pennsylvania Ave


24 posted on 10/20/2013 8:20:05 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The axe is from Senonais in the Yonne region of France.


25 posted on 10/20/2013 9:22:11 AM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Cool beans! ;)


26 posted on 10/20/2013 10:18:24 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Inyo-Mono

Awesome! Did you find it? Buy it?


27 posted on 10/20/2013 2:59:17 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Thanks for the interesting link.


28 posted on 10/20/2013 9:08:35 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Starstruck

It’s the most recent spot where morphologically defined Neandertals lived; that may or may not be superseded by later finds. That’s a consequence of the scientific method.


29 posted on 10/20/2013 9:16:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

That figures. Neanderthals came from Jersey!!! :)


30 posted on 10/20/2013 11:00:42 PM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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